Jacinda Ardern Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Jacinda Ardern

Full NameJacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
Political PartyLabour Partylabour-banner
Political Journey• Prior to 2008, Ardern was a senior policy advisor to the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
• In early 2008, Ardern won election as the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth, a role that saw her spend time in countries such as Jordan, Israel, Algeria, and China.
• In 2008, for the first time, Ardern was elected to New Zealand's Parliament for the Labour Party. She was the youngest MP in the parliament at that time.
• On August 1, 2017, just seven weeks prior to the 2017 general election, Ardern assumed the office of Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament and leader of the New Zealand Labour Party following the resignation of Andrew Little.
• On March 8, 2017, Ardern became the member of Parliament for Mount Albert.
• In October 2017, she became the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
• On January 19, 2023, she announced that she was stepping down as New Zealand’s leader and will not contest general elections set for October 2023. [1]The Hindu
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 165 cm
in meters - 1.65 m
in feet inches - 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 55 kg
in Pounds - 121 lbs
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 26, 1980
Age (as of 2022)42 Years
BirthplaceHamilton, New Zealand
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityNew Zealander
HometownHamilton, New Zealand
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityUniversity of Waikato, Hamilton
Educational QualificationBachelor of Communication Studies
FamilyFather- Ross Ardern (Policeman)
Mother- Laurell Ardern
Jacinda Ardern with her mother
Brother- None
Sister- Louis Ardern
Jacinda Ardern (left) with her sister
HobbiesListening to music, Traveling
PoliticianHelen Clark (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
Boyfriends/Partners, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriends/AffairsClarke Gayford (TV Presenter)
Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford
Money Factor
Salary/FeesNZ$459,739 per year
Net WorthNot Known

Jacinda Ardern

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jacinda Ardern

  • Does Jacinda Ardern smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jacinda Ardern drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where her father, Ross Ardern, serviced as a police officer.
  • Her aunt Marie brought Ardern into politics; Marie was a longstanding member of the Labour Party, who recruited Ardern to help her with campaigning for New Plymouth MP Harry Duynhoven during his re-election campaign in the general election of 1999.Ardern with her aunt Marie on the right
  • At very young age, Ardern joined Labour Party and became a senior figure in the ‘Young Labour,’ branch of the party.
  • Ardern has described herself as a Social Democrat, a progressive Republican, and a feminist.
  • In 2013, Ardern voted in favor of Marriage Equality Bill, a bill which allowed same-sex couples to marry in New Zealand legally.
  • In September 2017, Ardern has said she wants New Zealand to have a debate on removing the monarch of New Zealand as its head of state.
  • Ardern was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But she left the church in 2005  due to the conflictions with her personal views. As per her, she is not religious.
  • At 37, Ardern became the youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand; since 1856.
  • On January 19, 2023, while announcing her decision to step down as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Arden said,

    I am not leaving because it was hard. Had that been the case I probably would have departed two months into the job. I am leaving because with such a privileged role, comes responsibility, the responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead, and also, when you are not. I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It is that simple.” [2]The Hindu

  • In April 2023, Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf announced that Jacinda Ardern will be temporarily joining Harvard University, serving as the 2023 Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow and a Hauser Leader in the school’s Center for Public Leadership. After the announcement, she said,

    As leaders, there’s often very little time for reflection, but reflection is critical if we are to properly support the next generation of leaders.” [3]The Hindu


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